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High Honors For Spartans Advancing Science: Four Named AAAS Fellows

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, has awarded the distinction of fellow to four MSU faculty members this year. These individuals have been elevated…

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DOD-Funded Research Could Lead To Diagnostics, Therapies For Rare Neurological Disorder

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Most of the time, food poisoning is just that — we eat something rotten or contaminated, we get sick, we get better and we move on. But in…

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Injectable Birth Control May Increase Blood Lead Levels In African American Women

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Women using a common, injectable form of birth control showed increased levels of potentially hazardous lead in their blood, a study led by a Michigan State University researcher…

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Ask the Expert: Light, Seasonal Affective Disorder and COVID-19

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Hanne Hoffmann, assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and her colleagues in the Hoffmann Lab, study how light regulates our physiology, affects our overall well-being…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Communities More At-Risk For Dementia

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual — or LGB — people are more vulnerable to one of the fastest-growing health concerns in the country, dementia, according to new research from…

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Scientists Discover Possible Genetic Target For Treating Endometriosis

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Michigan State University researchers have identified a potential genetic target for treating an especially painful and invasive form of endometriosis. Their study published in the journal, Cell Reports,…

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Awakening Immune Forces To Fight Virus-Driven Cancer

Monday, November 9, 2020
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As scientists continue technological advances into the largely unexplored genomic terrain of bacteria and viruses, our understanding of how they operate inside cells increases dramatically, delivering better answers…

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Decades-Old Discovery Of Shape-Shifting Bacteria Revealed And Revamped

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Scientists from Michigan State University’s Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics  (MMG) in the College of Natural Science connected remarkable bacterial research across decades, from Minnesota to Michigan. Their results were published in the…

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Team To Develop Risk Assessment Tool For Children Exposed To HIV

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Michigan State researchers are developing a risk assessment tool to make sure children who have been exposed to HIV are living their best lives. Because children exposed to…

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Machine Learning Helps Hunt For COVID-19 Therapies

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Michigan State University Foundation Professor Guowei Wei wasn’t preparing machine learning techniques for a global health crisis. Still, when one broke out, he and his team were ready…

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